Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) with Windows 7, Windows Server, and Office 2010 delivers a seamless user experience, streamlined application deployment and simplified application management.  App-V helps transform applications into centrally managed virtual services to reduce the cost of application deployment, eliminate application conflicts and reboots, simplify your base image footprint to expedite PC provisioning, and increase user productivity.

App-V 4.5 Service Pack 2  provides the latest updates to Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 code line. This is the first time the team has delivered via Windwows Update App-V 4.5 SP2 introduces:

  • Enhanced failover protection or disaster recovery of your virtual application infrastructure: App-V data-store failover protection enables administrators to quickly recover from disasters and/or recycle servers for maintenance.
  • Enable highly available application infrastructure: App-V 4.5 SP2 load balanced management servers can now leverage SQL server mirrored data-store to support high availability scenarios for line of business applications; with automatic failover protection not available with the previous versions of App-V. 
  • Data replication is now possible across geography: this enables organizations to recover from site wide failures faster.
  • App-V 4.5 SP2 clients can now deploy Office 2010.

To learn more about this release please view the App-V 4.5 SP2 release notes and FAQ.

App-V 4.5 SP2 can be deployed immediately to production and is available via Microsoft Update to MDOP customers and through Microsoft Volume Licensing Site (MVLS).  If you want to evaluate MDOP, the MDOP software is available at MSDN and TechNet.

To learn more about App-V you can visit the MDOP homepage and App-V TechCenter.